Holiday Decor 2017

As I sit here on a snowy Friday afternoon, home from work thanks to a severe 12-hour stomach bug, I realize that Christmas is only 10 days away. Disheartened by the thought at first, knowing that I won't accomplish all the shopping, gathering, wrapping, cooking, visiting and general christmasing I've planned in that time. Also... Continue Reading →

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Dessa’s Homespun Scents: Holiday order

'Tis the season for the Christmas spirit to gently fill our hearts and homes. Mine is merrier, thanks in part to this beautiful order received from Dessa's Homespun Scents.  Following Dessa's social media posts and beholding her website the last few months gives the impression that the company title is more than a name. It... Continue Reading →

Christmas Craft Brew Tasting

 Few signs of the season get my festive bells ringing more so than the first appearance of holiday ales on the shelves. It's literally my version of hearing-the-first-Christmas-carol-on-the-radio kind of happy. I've reviewed a few quirky tea blends lately and figured why not wax poetic about some adult beverages that truly put a winter's flush... Continue Reading →

Festive Candles

Barring the real possibility of a lost candle crate lurking in my basement, I'm surprised to see the smallish gathering above is the extent of my festive candle stash. But there 'tis. A good amount of evergreen, cedar and berries, with a scattering of winter rosebuds.  Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works (last year's freebie),... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia

As the crinkly crackle of autumn fades into a windy whisper of winter, my thoughts drift back to my childhood. This precise time of year, more than any other, makes me crave for the carefree comfort of youth. The holidays are still wrought with memories and emotion for me and probably will be for some time.... Continue Reading →

Mini melting series-Christmas Thyme

The finale of the four in-store festive collection scents is Christmas Thyme. This punny scent is not alcohol or beverage related, so it's a bit of an outlier to the collection, in more ways than one. Upon smelling this one in store, my initial reaction was; ooh! that's nice, but then I thought, wait why... Continue Reading →

Mini melting series-Bubbly Pomegranate

Up next for review from the 2016 festive collection is the third cocktail-inspired fragrance in a row, Bubbly Pomegranate. With it, I'm beginning to think that Yankee Candle has a drinking problem this year😉 This scent is sort of a combination of the two previously reviewed festive scents in the series: it has the fizzy... Continue Reading →

Mini melting series- Alpine Martini

Part 2 in the 2016 Festive mini melting series is Alpine Martini. I rarely order a martini these days, but I have imbibed a few cosmos in my time; therefore, I was intrigued and excited by this combination of fruity berries and woods, especially around the holidays. Yankee Candle has done this type well in... Continue Reading →

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